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in this case and they have yesterday to charge this boy with the murder of leila fowler. a short time ago, i was told by a sergeant that leila fowler's parents want to make a public statement following the arrest of the brother and that could happen in the next couple of days. the brother seen at a vigil is now accused of stabbing her to death. the superintendent tells me the boy is a 7th grader at the middle school and teachers never saw any behavior that could cause concern. >> clearly there was nothing in the past that i would see or think to see any behavior like this. >> reporter: parents are in disbelief after hearing leila fowler's own brother was arrested for the crime. >> i was asking him, did you know him and he was like yeah i knew him and he had friends but it's just -- it is just a shock. it is crazy. >> reporter: nobody was home this morning at leila fowler's house and only a large rental truck was parked outside. the little girl was killed here more than two weeks -- only two weeks ago, the only one home at the time. initially he said he saw a man running from the house and fo
fowler, this morning grieve counselors will be at the school after the arrest of leila fowler's 12-year-old brother in connection with her death. she was stabbed in her home and he told police an intruder had done it but he has been arrested for the crime. the fundraisers have since been canceled and now they are asking for their money back. >> after a couple of hours of going back and forth we decided to cancel it. >> just a day before the boy was arrested, his mother said her son would never hurt his sister and we will have a hive report coming up in our -- a live report coming up in the next half hour. we will talk about the next legal steps in the case for the 12-year-old boy. >> in california law, a boy under 12 cannot be charged as an adult. >> since the boy is a juvenile, the proceedings will likely be held behind closed doors. despite the boy's arrest, it is still an active investigation. you can get more information and find all of our stories under the slaying tab under the home paint. >>> tara moriarty, is live at the ferry terminal to tell us when ferry service may be increa
is over and leila fowler's brother is charged. a memorial remains outside the valley springs home where leila fowler was found murdered on april 27. her killing set off an intense manhunt cross calaveras county. her brother told police he was home at the time when he saw an intruder run from the house but authorities never found that suspect. days later, he joined the family at a vigil. we obscure his face because he is a juvenile. the boy was arrested on saturday at a fundraiser for the family. organizers say some people are demanding their money back but others have sympathy for the family. >> it turned to hurt and anger. people were angry we would continue to hold this thing so in our best interests we decided we were not going to do it. >> we feel sorry for the family because these poor people have lost two of their children. our hearts go out to them and our prayers. >> the news another blow for the community, calaveras county sheriff will not say what led them to arrest the boy. school districts say they will have counselors available at the valley springs school where leila fowle
in the leila fowler case, the little girl's older brother 12 years old, we will tell you more about his legal future coming up. >>> we are live in larkspur, we will have more on the ferry problems, coming up. >> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> it is may 13, i am torii campbell in for pam cook. >> he said it depends on where you are. >> the trend is for most locations especially away from the coast to cool down for the rest of the week, a weak front is coming in and the systems will erode the high pressure system and we have more on a stronger sea breeze, we will more coming up, here is sal. >>> traffic is okay in richmond and el cerrito. no metering lights but there is already a backup building, 6:01 let's go back to the desk. >>> police have just raided the occupy the farm camp in albany and joining us live where dozens of police officers are still on the scene, what is happening, brian? >> reporter: let me go ahead and see there is 30 or so berkeley police officers and they raided this area known as the gill track and 20 people were using it for urban farming for what is a kidsly d
. here is leila fowler. >> from 85 to the san jose airport we have 15-minute drive at 880 in the background with traffic moving smoothly and no crashes to report. mass transit, bart, muni, caltrain, everything running on time with no delays. we have significant delays coming from tracy to dublin because of a crash with more details in a little bit. >> we continue to follow breaking news. huge deadly flames, a house fire in pennsylvania left six people dead including several children. abc7 news reporter kira klapper is monitoring developments. >> four siblings are dead, the youngest is 2-year-old boy and his three-year-old sister killed this this raging fire as it tore through the home last night in potsville, pennsylvania, northwest of philadelphia. the fire was so strong the floors and the radio of the home collapsed keeping firefighters from going in to make rescues the fire chief said the crews proceeded with caution because of all of the damage. five were injured distinguishing the flames it took an hour to get the fire under control and it was not enough am the fire w
15 days an arrest, leila fowler's bronco, four years older. brother who claimed he found her, stabbed to death and saw a exaggerly haired man running away from their house this is still an active investigation. we know you may have many questions. >> reporter: questions, such as why the brother would do it? and why it took so long to arrest him? after biela's killing he came to the vigil, his face downcast, being comforted by liz family. >> i want to thank the entire community and all of our family and friends for the overwhelming amount of support you have given my family, and will never be forgotten. thank you. >> reporter: in the days that followed, inconsistencies, a neighbor recanted her story of seeing a suspicious story, known sex- offenders were ruled out and resident were told that the killer was believed to still be close, but they were not in danger and the sheriffs batted away questions about the brother even as the fbi searched nearby ponds and tested knives taken from the fav's home. >> we have put over 2,000 hours into this investigation to provide leila fowler's fami
in the town of valley springs after the sheriff announced an arrest in the murder of 8-year-old leila fowler. the community learned on saturday that leila fowler's 12-year-old brother will face charges in the stabbing death. we are covering his face because he is a juvenile. on friday there was a television interview a day before her son was arrested. >> my son has always been protect i of his sister and...i don't... >> she said her son was recently under stress from a child custody dispute. fundraisers to help the family are canceled by organizers who say some people are expressing outrage while others feel sympathy. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard will have more in 30 minutes. >> the brother the suspected kidnapper ariel castro are speaking publicly on this shocking case. police say castro helped three women captive in cleveland for more than a decade repeatedly raping them physical they were freed last week. in an exclusive interview with cnn pedro and onil showed no victim sympathy if their brother and hope he spends life in prison. >> monster, hateful, i hope he rots in jail. i don't
- year-old leila fowler is arrested for the crime. what will a tragic turn of events in calaveras county.as the brother of murdered 8-year-old leila fowler is arrested for the crime. what a student says the 12- year-old suspect brought to school just days before the murder. plus, crews searching for a 9-year-old autistic girl that went missing. we'll tell you where.next. now on kron four: the stunning arrest in the murder of a little girl. death of leila fowler. her 12- year old brother is under arrest. in the small town that had poured out its support for the family. fear and grief. giving way to anger. he was very close to his sister, and i know my son would never hurt his sister. the mother of a murdered with the news that her 12 year old son has been arrested for the crime. tonight reaction from neighbors as calaveras county sheriffs deputies say they have solved a case that has kept them in fear for weeks. kron 4's j-r stone is in calaveras county he talked to students who gave some chilling details about the brother who is accused of murdering leila fowler. before the arrest, the m
time for kids and families. back in april learning that 8 year old leila fowler had been stabbed to death in this small quiet town where residents usually leave their doors unlocked. over the weekend leila's brother was arrested. last month's stabbing death of leila fowler triggered an intense man hunt. leila's 12-year-old brother was home at the time and told investigators he saw a man run from the scene. since then, a community has been living in fear. and asked people to lock their door and windows. people here feel a sense of relief but also feel betrayed. a spaghetti auction was set for next monday but support is starting to fade. >> we started getting calls from people who bought tickets asking for their money back. they were hurt. they were angry. >> they do feel betrayed. they feel like the parents knew. >> the school district superintendent issued a statement saying unidentified school district stands ready to provide whatever level and support is necessary as well as the students staff, parents and cusd community. >>> counselors will be made available throughout the day
in the murder of 8-year-old leila fowler culminated. the person they say murdered the girl is her 12-year-old. >>saturday, 8-year-old leila fowler was stabbed to death. police in highway patrol and other agency officers searched for the killer while residents in the foothill community of valley springs locked their doors in fear. >> citizens of calaveras county could sleep better tonight. >> the killer was right there in the house all the while. >> 5:00 10:00 p.m., detectives arrested leila's 12-year-old brother at the valley spring station and charged with homicide. >> chief gary coons wouldn't elaborate. and if investigators have the right suspect, it's doubly devastating for the fowler's family. one day after the arrest, leila's mother bared her emotions. >> understand how this could happen. i'm having a hard time grasping -- can't accept. this doesn't happen. i think what she went through and what happened to her. >> the 12-year-old brother whose identity, told police he saw the killer running from the scene. >> and at a memorial three days after the murder, the community gathered to
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the warriors host the spurs in game six. >> we do have new details tonight in the case of leila fowler, the small town where she grew up is dealing with both a sense of relief and sorrow. while the manhunt for the killer is over in the town of valley springs, the community is now trying to comprehend how a 12-year-old could be accused of murdering his own sister. to the -- tomas roman is live. the children's mother spoke about them both. reporter: yes, she did. we'll have more on that. it's taken 15 days and more than 2,000 hours of investigation for investigators to give eight-year-old leila fowler's mother even more tragic news, now accusing leila's 12-year-old brother of killing her and that news cast a pall over mother's day in this community. >> i can't even imagine what his mom is going through. or his stepmom. a terrible tragedy. >> sandra huckabee is talking about the 12-year-old brother of leila fouler who was arrested for the stabbing death of his sister. we have blurred his face because he is a minor. leila fowler was found stabbed multipel times in the family home. a small
month stabbing death of leila fowler triggered an intense man hunt through this small town. leila's 12-year-old brother was home and told investigators he saw a man run from the scene. since then the community has been living in fear while detectives searched attics, sheds and buildings. people who live here now feel a sense of relief that there has been an arrest. an auction to help the family was set for monday but now support is starting to fade. >> we started getting calls from people who bought tickets asking for their money back. they were hurt, they were angry. >> they do feel betrayed because they feel that the parents knew. >> the school district superintendent issued a statement. saying stands ready to provide whatever level of support and assistance is necessary to the fowler family, as well as the students, staff, parents and community. counselors will be made available today at all schools. kpix 5. >> it's sad either way you look at it. has the family said anything about this arrest? >> the biological mother of the 12-year-old boy spoke out the bay before he was arrested.
carries on a different life. we are grieving over the loss of leila fowler and now having to deal with the reaction and this reality. >> reporter: the district attorney says they have not received the case. the charges from the sheriff's department. once that happens then we will know when the court appearance will take place. ken pritchett ktvu channel 2 news. >> the family was in the public eye during the investigation. the children lived with their father and stepmother in the home where leila fowler was found murdered. the mother gave an interview and said they were close and he would not have hurt her. >> he never like was ever mean to her. >> she said her son was protective of his sister. >> police expanded their search for a missing girl from the bay area who is autistic. mikaela lynch was last seen yesterday afternoon outside her parent's vacation home. she was playing in the yard of the home when she disappeared. has brown hair and blue eyes. d search teams have been going door to door and patrol is searching the lake by boat. we have a crew on the way and we will have mo
death of his sister. 8-year-old leila fowler's body was found in her house. her brother was the only one home at the time. he had claimed an intruder broke in. now he's charged with murder. >> i can't imagine what his mom or his step mom are going through. a terrible tragedy. >> investigators refused to reveal the evidence that led to the arrest of the 12-year-old. >>> o.j. simpson is back in court today. he's accusing his former attorney of botching his case, he's trying to get the convictions thrown out. he wants a new trial. he's serving a 33-year prison sentence following a confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers. >>> prince harry returns to the east coast today following a weekend in the rockies. he hit the field with air force players yesterday. he went long there, hauled in a pass, not bad. all fun and games, as he got down to helping the cheerleaders form a pyramid. tomorrow, he source areas of new jersey hit hard by superstorm sandy. >>> round four in the superphysical nba playoff series between the heat and the bulls. highlights from some of the other sports now from espn
as leila fowler's 12-year-old brother is the prime suspect. he was arrested on saturday. >> sort of sinking in. >> unreal how somebody at 12 years old can have a mind set to do something like that. >> the boy was a 7th grader in valley springs. there are grief counselors and therapy dogs on campus today to help classmates deal with the news. >> our job today is make sure we do the best we can. >> superintendent says after the stabbing, the brother only came back to class one day. and electronic sign outside the middle school says our thoughts and prayers are with the fowler family. leila had siblings here. >> that carries a different twist in the tragedy. going to impact students at a much greater level. >> penny's daughter was friends with the suspect and his girlfriend. she says those in their close circle of friends are in denial. >> they were texting each other back and forth stating that her friends he didn't do it. he was set up. no. >> the past two weeks have been emotionally draining. locking doors waiting for an arrest. this latest development brings mixed emotions. a sense of reli
has the latest on the hunt for leila fowler's killer. >> drivers searched in two reservoirs near her home yesterday, the reservoirs are 4' deep and investigators have not said what led them to the spots. they are not saying what they are looking for or what they found so far. they say exploring the reservoirs is just another technique in the evidence and recovery search. >> blackwater diving and searching the bottom of the ponds with their hands. they obviously cannot see where they are going so people on the shore holding the rope guide them through the water. >> investigators knocked on doors asking neighbors if they saw anything suspicious around the time she was killed. leila fowler died being stabbed inside her family home on saturday. her step brother found her and described her killer as being tall with long gray hair and a witness who said she saw the man has taken back the claim. in the newsroom for abc7 news. >> san jose police are pleased with how cinco de mayo celebrations went despite clearing the street because of a few troublemakers when a fight break out between two g
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springs. leila fowler's mother learned she lost her only daughter and investigators now tell her it was her son who killed her. >> still having a hard time grasping. i can't accept it. >> priscilla rodriguez is having trouble processing what what happened to her children. she is mother to leila and her 12-year-old brother who is accused of killing his sister. the boy originally told investigators tall man ran out of the house before he discovered his sister's bauer. >> my -- always protective of his sister. i just don't know. >> leila fowler was found stabbed multiple times. a small memorial sits across the road. sandra huckabee says the community has been rocked by the murder and says her heart and br'ers go out to the family. >> i can't even imagine what his mom is going through, or his stepmom. terrible tragedy. reporter: the calaveras unified school district issued this statement. i. our thoughts and hearts are with all impacted directly and indirectly by the unspeak my tragic turn of events. jim red ford says they have been stalled by recent revelations. >> when the news c
in 8-year-old leila fowler in calaveras county. >>> and a crackdown on freeway taggers moves to the fast lane. >>> good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. >>> just hours ago, uc berkeley police raided the "occupy farm" camp in albany. protesters are planning their next move later today. brian flores join us live from albany. what's happening there now? >> reporter: so far so good, tori. take a look behind me. there's about 30 or so i would say uc berkeley police officers as well as 20 "occupy farm" activists. they've been here since 4:00 this morning after uc berkeley raided the land. many officers guarding the land, making sure the activists go back in. there's been one arrest. now, "occupy farm" is concerned over a piece of land known as the guild tract. the owners of the land, uc berkeley, would like to see the development here and current proposals are slated to go ahead and include a sprouts farmers market and a senior housing complex. activists say differently. >> so the guild tract is home to some of the best agricultural soil in
described as a man with long gray hair and now the manhunt is over and leila fowler's own brother is charged with her murder. experts say trying the case will be tough. parents dropping kids off at the elementary school in calaveras county are still dealing with the fuzz. the 12-year-old boy of leila fowler now charged with her murder. >> very sad. what can you say? i am glad it is not an adult. >> grief counselors arrest at the school available to students and teacher whose may need to taught. she was found stabbed to death april 27. her killing set off an intense manhunt across calaveras county. her brother told police that he saw an intruder run from the home but authorities never found the suspect. >> he later joined family members at a vigil. he is a juvenile. his mother says that the boy would never hurt anyone. >> my son has been protective of his sister. i just...i don't know. >> the sheriff will not say what kind of evidence led them to art boy but a law schoolboy says trying the boy for homicide is difficult. he is too young to be tried as an adult. >> we have to assume that the pr
that shocked a small northern california town and this morning leila fowler's older brother is in custody accused of killing her. >> two weeks after leila fowler was found stabbed to death, police make a stunning announcement. >> arrested leila's brother and on charges of homicide. >> the little girl and her brother were alone in their family's northern california home when he told police that he'd seen an intruder leaving the house. the boy called his parent who then called 911 and he found his sister stabbed, she later died. authorities only released a sketchy description of a suspect. the small town of valley springs on edge as police searched for leila's killer. within the last few days her family stood together to remember her. >> i just want to thank the entire community and all of our family and friends for the overwhelming amount of support you have given my family. it will never be forgotten. >> meanwhile, there are still many unanswered questions. questions about the motive and what led police to arrest leila fowler's 12-year-old brother. >>> and we have breaking news out of new
in northern california now believe they've solved the mysterious murder of 8-year-old leila fowler. last night, arresting her 12-year-old brother, charging him with homicide. >> the citizens of the county can sleep better tonight. >> reporter: a little more than two weeks ago, this quiet community outside sacramento was rocked when little leila's brother told police he had found her body stabbed to death after a man broke into their home. >> you wouldn't expect something like this to happen to them. >> reporter: the boy telling police he had to hide inside from the intruder. residents were told to stay inside as police launched a manhunt. and the community rallied around the family, leila's stepmother clearly emotional at this vigil. >> i just want to thank the entire community and all of our family and friends for the overwhelming amount of support that you've given my family. it will never be forgotten. thank you. >> reporter: while weeks of searching turned up nothing, police analyzed multiple knives found inside the home. investigators are not saying what led them to suspect the brother, b
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leila fowler. and it's a shocker. authoritees announcing yesterday that the murder suspect is the victims 12 year old brother. kron4's mike pelton has been following this story and is in the newsroom with the latest. a 15-day search for the killer, that involved more than a dozen agencies and two-thousand hours of work, leads investigators back to where it all began. year-old brother. who now faces homicide charges. leila fowler - the 8 year- old described as having a bubbly personality - was home alone with her brother back on april 27th. authorities say her brother reported seeing an intruder leaving the home before finding his sister suffering from *multiple stab wounds. he even gave police a description of a white or hispanic male. this set off a manhunt throughout the community. multiple agencies interviewed registered sex offenders in the area, chased down leads, looked in storage sheds and attics to try and find the killer. and last night those who love and care for leila news - that authorities believe it's her own brother who committed the crime >> at 5:10 p.m. pol
up. >>> a rural community is stunned after they arrested the brother in the death of leila fowler, she was found stabbed to death in valley springs late last months. her brother first told them he saw a male intruder running through the scene. and examining dna evidence and interviewing the family, detectives arrested his 12-year-old brother last night. >> during the past 15 days. we have conducted extensive investigation. these types of cases require several at a time. and it was our commitment to make sure we did a thorough job as possible. >> despite the arrest, the sheriff said it is still an active investigation. the district attorney will decide whether to prosecute the 12-year-old as an adult. deputies are still guarding the fowler home and the family has here are the events. leila fowler was stabbed to death. the 12-year-old brother said he saw a tall man with long gray hair running away. >> on may second, they were analyzing several knives at the home to see if one was the weapon use the attack and last night. they announced they arrested his 12-year-old -- her 12-year-ol
for the fowler family. days before leila's mother beared her emotions. >> i can't imagine how this happened. i am having a hard time grasping this. i cannot accept this would happen. i think what she went through and what happened to her. >> the 12-year-old brother whose identity investigators have not confirmed told police he saw leila dead in the home they shared and saw an intruder run from the scene. at a memorial three days after the murder, the community gathered to remember the popular 3rd grade. >> i am not saying good-bye to leila. i am saying see you later. >> the brother, justin, not the brother charged, showed a new tattoo with his sister's name. investigators gathered a great deal of evidence in from the crime scene, the family home on ribbon road. it was showed dna testing yielded a positive result. tuesday of this past week several hundred people said good-bye to the 8-year-old at a cemetery in manteca. don knapp, kpix5. >> investigators worked 2,000 hours on the case to make sure they did as thorough a job as possible. >>> like war fair, the manhunt -- war fehr, the manhunt
springs is in shock this morning after the investigation of the death of leila fowler has led to her brother's arrest. the 12-year-old is accused of stabbing her to death. this after three action of the boy telling authorities he saw an intruder come into the home. we have the details on the stunning development. >> calaveras county can sleep a little better knowledge stunning news outside of the office will only two hours earlier his deputies arrested the brother of leila fowler. >> at a 5:10 p.m. detectives arrested the 12-year-old brother of leila on the charge of homicide. >> several days after the killing, leila's 12-year-old brother. now the accused killer, joined family members at a vigil. we are blurring his face because he is a minor. more than 1,000 people gathered at jenny lind elementary school where leila was a third grader. her mother spoke briefly to the crowd. >> i want to thank the community for the overly amount of support you have given my family. it will never be forgotten. 8-year-old girl was stabbed inside the home three weeks ago. her brother told investigators
deputies arrter of leila fowler. >> at a 5:10 p.m. detectives arrested leila's 12-year-old brother at the vacley springs substation and on charges of homicide. >> several days after the killing, leila's 12-year-old brother, now the accused killer, joined family members at a vigil. we are blurring his face because he is a minor. more than 1,000 people gathered at jenny lind elementary school where leila was a third grader. her mother spoke briefly to the crowd. >> i just want to thank the community for the overly amount of support you have given my family. it will never be forgotten. the 8-year-old girl was stabbed inside the hom her brother told investigators he encountered a tall man with long, gray hair who then ran off. authorities say they collected dna at the scene, collected household knives and searched a nearby pond for evidence. it put the entire community in a state of fear as authorities conducted a door-to-door manhunt that gradually tapered off. a neighbor who claimed seeing a man run away from the fowler home later recanted the story. >> we have put in over 2,000 hour
believes they will find the killer of leila fowler very soon. they received information from the crime will be a and they did not receive many details citing concerns about the investigation. dogs were brought into the home to investigate and the 8th grader was stabbed to death last thursday. >>> investigators say it could take up to three weeks to get test results of the orange juice. test results are crucial if there is a case against this woman for allegedly placing rubbing alcohol in two bottles of orange juice. >>> let's check in with sal for the 5:00 hour. >>> yes, we have a serious crash on southbound 680 on sunole boulevard and it is blocking lanes and now chp says it is going to be there for a while. in fact the investigation of this crash will be there for a while and let's say you don't drive from sunole grade through pleasanton and you will have a bunch of traffic so keep that in mind. and also traffic is moving along well as you drive through and 680 northbound traffic continues to move along well towards interstate 880, let's go to steve. >>> our system gave us a little
of the office where only two hours earlier his deputies arrested the brother of leila fowler. >> at 5:10 been detectives arrested leila's 12-year-old brother on the charge of homicide. >> several days after the killing, leila's 12-year-old brother, now the accused killer, joins family members at a vigil. we're blurring his face because he is a minor. more than a thousand people gathered where leila was a third grader. their -- her mother spoke to the crowd. >> i that to thank the love and support you have given my family. >> the eight-year-old girl was stabbed to death inside the family home two weeks ago. her 12-year-old brother told investigators he encountered a tall man with long gray hear who ran off. authorities say they found dna at the scene and collected household knives and searched a nearby pond for evidence. the entire community was in a state of fair as authorities conducted a door to do hunt. a neighbor who claimed to have seen a man run from the house, later recanted the story. >> after 2,000 hours of this investigation to provide leila fewly's family with answers in her death.
investigation with the killer of leila fowler culminated this evening with the worst possible news. the person police say murdered the eight-year-old is her 12-year-old brother. >> on saturday, april 27th, 8-year-old leila fowler was stab today death. for two weeks combined force of dep tis, police and highway patrol and other officers searched for the killer while residents of the foothill community of valley springs locked their door in fear. >> sleep a little better tonight. >> the killer, police say, was right there in the house all the while. >> at 5:10 p.m. detectives arrested leila's 12-year-old brother at the valley springs substation and charged -- on charges of homicide. >> sheriff gary kuntz would not elaborate on the investigation telling reporters to check a department web site for updates. if investigators have the right suspect, it is doubly devastating for the fowler family. just one day before the 12-year-old's arrest, leila's mother priscilla rodriguez buried her emotions. >> i don't understand how could this happen. i'm still having a very hard time grasping that she's gone.
east of the stockton the investigation into 8-year-old leila fowler's death continues. tonight we have new details. dive recovery teams took to the water today near the fowler home in a search for evidence. reporter mallory hawk from your nbc station in sacramento is in valley springs and has this report. >> reporter: dive recovery teams from the calaveras sheriff's department searched two reservoirs near 8-year-old victim leila fowler's home. >> this was another technique in our evidence search and recovery procedure. >> reporter: but what evidence they've collected so far in their investigation and what they're still looking for is being kept under wraps. >> you don't have a murder weapon as evidence yet? >> we're not disclosing that at this time. >> reporter: perhaps a clue that could help investigators crack the case lies at the bottom of a reservoir. >> it's blackwater diving. and they're searching the bottom of the ponds with their hands. >> reporter: a challenging and time consuming process. >> obviously in murky water conditions they cannot see where they're going. the tenders
customers lost power. >>> dive teams spent the day searching two reservoirs near the home of leila fowler, the young girl stabbed to death a week ago. they are 4 feet deep but the waters are murky. investigators haven't said if they turned up any of interest or whether they will return tomorrow. >> black water diving and they are searching with their hands. >> investigators say leila fowler's brother found his sister suffering from stab wounds in their house. he saw an intruder and ran away. the parents were out of the house. >>> to the latest on the boston marathon bombings. the uncle of tamerlan tsarnaev arrived at a funeral home tomorrow to help prepare the body to burial. and thanked the director for accepting the body however the home hasn't found a sem tear willing to take the -- cemetery willing to take the body. >>> mean time today the fbi conducted another search of his apartment. they were wearing hazmat suits but there is no word if they found anything. dzhokar tsarnaev told authorities they built the bombs at that home. tamerlan tsarnaev lived there with his wife and daughter.
about the murder of third grader leila fowler in northern california. this weekend police arrested an unlikely suspect. here's carter evans. >> reporter: the manhunt was intense. after eight-year-old leila fowler was found stabbed to death in her bedroom. authorities now say they have her murderer in custody. calaveras county sheriff gary kuntz delivered the news to a stunned crowd at a news conference saturday night. >> at 5:10 p.m. detectives arrested leila's 12-year-old brother at the valley springs substation and on charge of homicide. >> reporter: leila's brother told investigators he saw her with multiple stab wounds after seeing an intruder run from the home. hundreds in the town held a vigil for leila. many said for the first time they were locking their doors, fearing a killer in their midst. but the trail went cold and last week police suspended their search. just a day before the arrest the 12-year-old's mother priscilla rodriquez stood by him. >> i know my son has always been protective of his sister, you know. i just don't-- i don't know. >> reporter: investigators won
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- year-old girl. leila fowler was found dead in her home more than a week ago. police continue to search for the intruder but have not said if anything of interest was found at the reservoirs. >>> time is 4:54. let's go back to sal. how does it look out there? >> it looks good brian and pam. so far it's light. weather is not an issue for drivers. it's actually looking pretty good as we go out and take a look at san francisco here northbound 101 and eastbound 80 cooperating. trying to get into the the downtown area with no major delays. also the morning commute looks good coming in from the east bay. westbound into san francisco which is the busiest commute in the area. if you are driving on 101 and 280 it does driving into the santa clara county. february and march nay you can see things like this but may it's just our whacky season i guess. but it's there. it's continuing to rotate off the san mateo coast. and it's drawing in a lot of moisture. two sources. and also coming up from the southwest wrapping back around the low. partly cloudy and mostly cloudy here in the morning. very rare
-year-old leila fowler. the dogs were brought in from washington, d.c. they used the unit to search an area around her home. some test results have come in but investigators can't give too many details because they say they don't want to taint the investigation. >> we did get some evidence results back yesterday. it was positive results and one step closer to getting somebody in custody. >> investigators have knocked on 300 doors searching for clues. >>> new tonight at 6:00 p.m. san francisco is waging a battle against monster drinks accusing them of targeting children. ktvu's david stevenson is live with more. david? >> reporter: san francisco city attorney says it poses a risk to california kids and he wants changes in how it is made and sold. >> reporter: the city of san francisco and monster beverage are in a legal fight over the drinks are targeting california children. >> it is something that is of great concern. you really do see a link between increased caffeine levels and increased health problems. >> reporter: he filed suit to have the company reduce caffeine levels and en
. they brought in more manpower to find her killer. >> more than a week after eight-year-old leila fowler was stabbed in her family's valley springs home authorities are focusing on areas nearby. on sunday, diver teams from the sheriff sheriff department searched two reservoirs hoping to find clues. >> it is blackwater diving and they are searching the bottom of the ponds with their hands. obviously, in these water conditions they can not see where they are going is tenders on the shore will guide them. >> at the same time, authorities knocked on more than 300 doors asking neighbors if they saw anything suspicious around the time she was killed but nothing turned up. the only witness so far, the 12-year-old step brother who was home alone with her and found her after she had been brutally stabbed, and described her killer as a tall man with long gray hair. a neighbor who said she also saw the man run from the home has since taken back that claim. people living in this tight knit community are waiting, hopeful the continuing search for more evidence will bring deputies closer to an arrest.
will continue to search two reservoirs near the home of leila fowler. a murder weapon has not been found but authorities say test results on existing evidence has brought them a step closer to catching her killer. the girl was found stabbed to death in her home on saturday. there is still no sketch of the suspect. >> the oakland city council will consider a deal that keeps highway patrol officers on the streets and will extend the country agreement to keep officers on patrol for another 90 days, beefing up patrols by ten officers and two sergeants four days a week to reduce rising crime. >> a fight to keep the historic dome theater in pleasant hill open is in the hands of the city council. dozens weighed in on closing the theater last night. the council is considering an appeal to stop the demolition of the theater. it is scheduled to be replaced with a sporting goods store as part of a shopping center upgrade closing its doors after the more than 40 years in operation. >> a san francisco supervisor committee is expected to vote for a settlement today, with some retailers not have to dis
defer 8-year-old leila fowler, her family laid her to rest yesterday. she was stabbed to death 12 days ago inside her family's home in the small town of valley springs in calaveras county. the sheriff dive team resumed their search of two wounds by the home. f.b.i. agents confiscated several items from the home including a large tv. there is no word on why. >> four members of berkeley city council are gathering in an hour to protest a federal lawsuit filed against the largest medical marijuana outlet. the "contra costa times" says it is aimed at seizing the property claiming the landlord of berkeley patient groups is breaking federal drug laws by ahouring the sale of marijuana, even though medical pot is legal under state law. it claims the business is too close to two schools. they say they plan to stay in business and join the lawsuit as a defendant. >> c.h.p. officer will be honored tonight for saving the life of a man who planned to jump off the golden gate bridge. sergeant briggs will be reunited with the california man who went to the bridge to kill himself in 2008. briggs spent
in the hospital. >>> leila fowler's mother is speaking out for the first time since her daughter is still unsolved -- since her daughter's murder was still unsolved. the 8-year-old was found stabbed to death in her father's callababras home last month. but her mother says that she still can't accept what happened. >> to understand that this happened, i'm still having a very hard time grasping what's to come. i can't believe this happened. and i think what she went through and what happened to her. >> rodriguez is also the mother of leila's 12-year-old brother who is the one that found his little sister's body. >>> the north vallejo little league teams were suppose to be back in action at the field this weekend. instead they are putting their gloves and belts away. >> kpix 5 tells us that the recent strings of shootings are forcing the field to close. >> reporter: it was the first inning here at the field in vallejo when the gunfire exploded half a block away. >> and i have all my kids on my left side get down under the dugout and wait, so you know the whole commotion was done. >> reporter: the coa
investigators have arrested the brother of eight-year-old leila fowler who was found stabbed to death in her home. her 12-year-old brother had claimed he saw a man running from the house before finding his sister. this neighbor says the story just didn't add up. >> did the kid come out and start hollering and screaming? no. we had our suspicions the whole time. it's horrible to see something like that happen. >> reporter: school mats of the children are having a tough time of it too. for two weeks now they feared a random killer was on the lose. the school districts brought in their crisis team to help children deal with the new twist. >> the act itself is unspeakable. how can anybody cothat? how can somebody we know have allegedly committed this crime. >> reporter: a community fun raidser for the family has now been canceled as residents try to process what's taken place and figure ou how to move forward. >> they felt they had enough money and we didn't need to give them any more money because now the money was going to go to support the little boy. >> reporter: the family plabs to speak wi
in the murder of 8-year-old california girl leila fowler. her 12-year-old brother arrested for allegedly murdering his sister. their stepmother crystal walters posted a brief message on facebook saying this, thank you to those who are standing by us in this devastating time for our family. and thank you for respecting our privacy during this time. we need a little space. happy mother's day to all. >> wow. >> cnn's dan simon is live in valley springs, california, following this story. good morning, dan. >> good morning, john. for two weeks this community was on the lookout for a killer. someone who randomly barged into a home and stabbed and murdered an 8-year-old little girl. at least that's what the community thought. now according to the sheriff it wasn't random at all. in the days after her killing, an emotional candle light vigil to remember 8-year-old leila fowler, known for her bubbly personality. >> layly was beautiful and strong, she was kind, i remembered that leila liked purple. >> reporter: leila's family among the mourners, seen here was her 12-year-old brother, the one who h
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